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Raidmax Horus PC Case Review

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Raidmax Horus PC Case Review

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The Raidmax Horus PC Case is a great affordable case with enough features to warrant a higher price but the Horus has plenty including room for long graphics cards and space for water cooling.

Ease of Use, Performance: 4/5
Look & Feel: 4/5
Features: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 4/5

Recommendation: 4/5 Stars

The Raidmax Horus is an affordable computer case that has plenty of features including water cooling space and room for long graphics cards up to 390mm. The Raidmax Horus can hold 3 5.25 inch optical drives and 3 hard drives or solid state drives along with six cooling fans.

The top of the Raidmax Horus has room for two 120mm fans or a 120mm by 240mm water cooling radiator or a single 140mm fan for maximum cooling. The rear of the case can fit a 120mm fan or a radiator for water cooling like those all in one water cooling solutions that are self-contained.

The Raidmax Horus costs about $50 which is the low end of the computer case scale and still be good enough to recommend, anything lower in price is simply a metal and plastic box. The Raidmax Horus has plenty of features to justify a higher price including the water cooling and regular air cooling fan space to customize your cooling.

The Raidmax Horus has room for a combination of 3 5.25 inch optical drives under the front cover and behind the grill another 3 hard drives or solid state drives. You can use the blank 5.25 inch spaces to mount more hard drives using an adapter but this case does not come with any.

The Horus PC Case has one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 connections along with the audio stereo and microphone jacks on the front panel. The USB 3.0 has the now common USB 3.0 header to connect directly to your motherboard while the front panel audio and USB 2.0 has the usual motherboard header connections.

The Front Panel connections have a unique feature that doesn’t cost much for the company but is very nice for the user in rubber dust covers. Raidmax may not go for huge features that cost a lot but in a business where a reputation means everything a few features that stand out can make the difference.

The case has the usual motherboard standout screw posts inside and an ATX or Micro ATX motherboard will fit easily with room to work. The case is laid out well inside with a bottom mounted PSU with plenty of room from front to back to fit graphics cards up to 390mm.

I installed an Asus Sabertooth 990FX with a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 graphics card and have had no problems running the gaming rig easily. I did have a bit of an issue with my current choice for CPU cooling in the Noctua NH-D14 which is just a bit too tall for the Raidmax case.

I installed the AMD stock cooler that came with my current processor and it is doing its job well and does give me enough cooling to run my AMD Athlon II X3 440 at a slight overclock. The Asus AI Suite II is overclocking my system a bit and it runs just fine for gaming and has plenty of cooling but I did add a couple of fans.

I am using some extras fans in front and on top along with the included 120mm fan that was in the rear of the Horus computer case. The single fan is just not enough to cool but I think it is nice not to include more so you can choose the fans your system needs.

The smoked side panel has a spot for another fan so you can add plenty of fans for cooling but the case only comes with the one fan. I have had no problems with heat in the Raidmax Horus even with the stock AMD cooler on my CPU but you are probably going to want at least one additional fan with this case.

Temperatures have been just fine and never reaching higher than is comfortable for my system components while noise has also been good enough. The Raidmax 120mm fan that comes with the system is a bit noisy so I did replace it for a quieter one which is nice since the case sits next to my desk.

The Raidmax case works just fine and while I did have to use some extra fans the case does come at a cost that allows a bit of leeway for buying additional components. The Raidmax Horus is a great case and well worth the price with plenty of features I have found in more expensive cases.

The Horus does come with some Velcro straps along with a few zip ties which just adds to my assertion that it’s the little things that matter more. I highly recommend the Raidmax Horus for an affordable case that has the features needed for system builders that will work for both gaming and regular computers.

Horus @ Raidmax

Horus @ Newegg

Pros
Affordable gaming computer case
Room for long graphics cards
Space for water coolers

Cons
Included Fan is a bit noisy

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